Top 5 Super Easy Detox Salads You Can Take to Work!

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You might have thought that detoxing only involves smoothies or those high priced powdered supplements but did you know that it’s the veggies that do the detox dirty work? It doesn’t really matter if you use them in a smoothie, eat them raw right out of the fridge, as long as you get your veggies in, you will get the same detox power.

One of the great things about salads is that you can take them to work and eat them almost anytime. Munch on it throughout the day, or just dive in at lunch time. Salads are very portable, nothing to spill, and as long as your office isn’t super-hot, you can even leave them in your desk drawer until lunch time. If you like your salad super cold, put it in the fridge by all means, but you really don’t have to.

We have assembled some of the easiest detoxifying salads around. You will find that they are super tasty and use fairly common ingredients, so you don’t have to make a special trip to the store or spend all day looking for that one weird ingredient. Prepare your salad the night before and you will have a quick lunch ready to go in the morning.

Keep reading and enjoy a different detox salad every day this week.

 

1.  Keep It Simple Detox Salad

At first glance you might think that this salad isn’t any different from other salads, but every single thing in this recipe is working hard to give your body all the nutrients it needs as well as the cleanse you want.  Brussels sprouts will give you the fiber to help move toxins out of your body and the avocado will provide you with the healthy fats, antioxidants, potassium, and other vitamins that your body needs as well.

Ingredients:

  • ½ Bunch of organic curly kale, stems removed and cut into pieces
  • 4 Ounces of organic spring mix greens (or greens of your choice)
  • 1/3 Small head of red, organic cabbage, cut into small pieces
  • 2 Medium organic carrots, sliced into thin rounds
  • ½ Cup of cooked black beans
  • 2 Portobello mushroom caps, chopped
  • 2 Small roasted organic beets, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Cup roasted Brussels sprouts
  • ½ Cup chopped organic red pepper, seeds removed
  • ¼ Cup unsalted, raw sunflower seeds
  • ½  Organic avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  • The mushrooms will taste best if you let them marinate in balsamic vinegar or the salad dressing listed at the end of this list overnight.
  • Roast the Brussels sprouts and beets the night before for easy assembling in the morning.
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2.  Winter Time Detox Salad

This is the perfect salad for those winter months when it’s gray, cold, and yucky outside and your body seems to be stuck in zero-energy mode. This salad will help keep your digestive track moving so you remove toxins quickly, rather than let them sit in your colon. This salad contains a powerful detoxing vegetable that doesn’t get the credit it really deserves: rutabaga. Paired with the carrots and pomegranate, this is like giving your body a rush of summer sunshine from the inside out.

 

SEE ALSO: 10 Terrific Foods That Detox the Body

 

All you need for this salad are 2 medium rutabaga heads, 3 medium carrots, a handful of organic pomegranate seeds, and a handful of pine nuts. Peel and grate the carrots and the rutabaga. Mix with 2 cups of your favorite salad greens. Top with the pomegranate seeds and pine nuts. Some people enjoy this with a squeeze of lemon juice and nothing more, but try it with the dressing we have listed at the end of this article. 

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3. Super Crunchy Super Detox Salad

Although cauliflower and broccoli come from the same vegetable family, they have very different tastes. Both, however, give the body some super nutrition and detox power. If you can’t find the kelp granules, it’s OK, the carrots and sunflower seeds, however, a super good for your body, so make sure you add those. This salad is a powerful detoxing combo that will give your body a big kick forward.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Head of organic broccoli
  • 1 head of organic cauliflower
  • 1 Cup of shredded organic carrots
  • ¼ Cup of raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 Cup of organic currants
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 Clove of organic garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon of kelp granules (optional)
  • Juice from ½ Organic lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Place the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots in your food processor separate until each one is shredded.
  • Mix these three vegetables in a bowl.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • You can adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Enjoy!
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4. Fantastic Gluten Free Detox Salad

If you have chosen a gluten free lifestyle, then it’s important to choose a detox salad that helps you stay true to your diet. Although most salads are gluten free, this salad is also a good choice for vegans because it also contains no animal byproducts. This is crunchy and tastes so good you might decide that you are going to make this salad two or three times a week! Find out the best gluten free recipes using plantains instead of flour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Organic heads of broccoli
  • 1 Organic head of cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Organic carrot
  • 2 Cups organic curly kale, chopped
  • ½ Cup fresh, organic parsley, chopped
  • ½ Cup raw, sliced almonds
  • ½ Cup Dried organic blueberries
  • Juice from one organic lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons of kelp powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Cut your broccoli, carrot, and cauliflower into small pieces and add to your food processor. Blend until fine, then add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir these vegetables together, and then add the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Enjoy!
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5. Happy to be Toxin Free Salad

The name kind of says it all: this salad will make your mouth and your body really happy! This recipe has an important mix of detoxifying ingredients and other yummy stuff that will work wonders on both your body and your mood. Try this one at least once and see if it doesn’t live up to its name!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Organic carrots
  • ¼ Head of a green, organic cabbage
  • 5 Organic green onions (the white and light green parts only)
  • 1 Head of organic broccoli
  • 2 Teaspoons of freshly grated organic ginger root
  • 1 Clove of organic garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon zest
  • Juice from 1 organic lemon
  • ¼ Cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a food processor, pulse the cabbage until it is very finely chopped. Place it in a large bowl.
  • Do the same with the carrots and broccoli.
  • Add the chopped vegetables together and mix.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

If you are wondering what type of dressing to use, try this recipe. It’s simple but oh so good!

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Delicious Detox Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1/3  Cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ Cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated organic ginger (peel the root before grating)
  • 2 Teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons real maple syrup (not pancake syrup) or raw organic honey (optional)
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • Place everything in a blender and mix well.
  • Or you can place them in a bowl and whisk with a wire whisk.
  • If you want to take this to work, place in a small, airtight container and shake well before sprinkling over your salad.

References:

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